Fitting towel rail in place of radiator in bathroom - no water!

Postby kennymcd » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:43 pm

I want to fit a new towel rail in place of radiator in bathroom. I have a Combi Boiler system.
I have closed off both valves on radiator, drained the radiator and removed radiator from wall. With the radiator off I opened both valves to check that water was coming out but no water came out of either. Is this normal with a Combi boiler and how do I get the water to come back when I have fitted the towel rail. Thanks
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Postby proptech » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:34 pm

Hi kennymcd

Are you absolutely sure that both valves were fully off when you drained the rad? I think that maybe one of the valves may have been 'letting by' and you have therefore reduced the pressure, and partially drained the system. Check the pressure gauge.
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